The Louis A. Warren
ocated in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Louis A
Warren Lincoln Library and Museum is a
major private collection of Lincolniana.
Founded in 1928, the Library and Museum
is a tribute to the life and contributions of Abraham
Lincoln. Lincoln National Life has taken special
interest in the 16th President's life since the Com-
pany's beginnings in 1905, when it was granted
permission to use the Lincoln name by Abraham's
eldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln.
Over 1 ,000 visitors monthly enjoy its rich holdings
and attractive displays.
@he Museum is of modern construction and
design. The 60 chronological and thematic
displays unfold Lincoln's genealogy, his
fascination with inventions, his career as a
Whig politician, his involvement in the Black Hawk
War, his foreign policy, the Emancipation Procla-
mation, the Gettysburg Address, and other events
in the life of our 16th President.
Enhancing this collection are personal items that
belonged to the President and his family; relics
associated with Lincoln elections and his assassina-
tion; and numerous curios, many of them valuable
Lincoln sculptures and artifacts of historical
pecial features include the flag that draped
I Lincoln's box at Ford's Theatre, one of the
President's shawls, several pieces of china
from the Lincoln White House, and origi-
nal Lincoln manuscripts.
Three reconstructed period
rooms — the Indiana log
cabin, the Springfield law of-
fice, and the War Depart-
ment telegraph room —
offer an authentic flavor
of the life and styles of
Colorful and spa-
cious, the Lincoln
young and old. It is
open to casual visitors and
earnest scholars alike. Its self-tour design is
ideally suited for individuals or groups who wish
to browse leisurely. Large groups may arrange
tours by calling the Museum in advance.
@he Library contains 20,000 volumes. The
Lincolniana collection has 10,000 volumes
which span every phase of Lincoln's life,
legacy and legend, works on Lincoln writ-
ten in 26 languages, and a collection of books
similar to those Lincoln owned or read.
The remainder of the collection includes biog-
raphies, pamphlets, and journals about the per-
sonalities and events of Lincoln's day, books on the
states in which Lincoln lived, and many other
Its files contain 200,000 newspaper clippings and
magazine articles related to the Lincoln theme,
microfilm, period newspapers, manuscripts, and
government documents — all of which are avail-
able for in-depth research.
An important part of the Library is its pictorial
holdings: oil paintings, original photographs, con-
temporary prints, broadsides, and metallic sub-
jects; over 6,000 different prints on the Lincoln
theme — engravings, photoengravings, busts,
statues, masks, plaques, and medals. The breadth
of the Library's pictorial holdings makes it a major
center for the study of Lincoln's image as portrayed
in a variety of media.
he Louis A. Warren Lincoln Library and
Museum, endowed by the Lincoln National
Life Insurance Company, exhibits a con-
tinuing commitment to research in the
Lincoln field. All interested persons are invited to
come and see one of the leading centers of Lincoln
research in America. Admission and parking are
free of charge.
Dedicated to providing a focal point for the study
of Abraham Lincoln's life, the Library and Museum
has published Lincoln Lore since 1929 as a
monthly bulletin mailed to individuals and organi-
zations. The illustrated publication presents
articles on a variety of Lincoln-related subjects
he Louis A Warren Lincoln Library and
Museum is located at 1300 South Clinton
Street, RO. Box 1110, Fort Wayne, Indiana
46801. Phone (219) 427-3864.
Visitors are welcome from 8:00-4:30, Monday
through Thursday, and from 8:00-12:30 (noon),
Friday. From May to Labor Day, the Library and
Museum is open from 8:00-4:30 Monday through
Friday and from 10:00-4:30, Saturday.
COVER PICTURE: The last portrait of Abraham Lincoln, painted from
life by Matthew Wilson. Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, who
commissioned the work, paid Wilson $85 for the oil on artist's board on
April 12, 1865, two days before President Lincoln was assassinated.
FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 46801
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